The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The 30,000-dwt motor vessel Lawrence H. Gianella, fifth of five sophisticated T-5 product carriers designed and constructed by Tampa Shipyards Inc. in Florida, was delivered recently to Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. of Houston. The new ship is now being operated by the owner's subsidiary,
The integrated bridge system concept has steadily gained speed over the last decade, as much the result as a market driven phenomena with owners and regulators demanding safe, efficient and labor-saving bridge design, as the result of the tremendous
A paper titled "T-AO 'Commercial' Fleet Oiler" by Clayton W. Davis, John F. Ince, and I. David Gessow, all of the Maritime Administration Office of Ship Construction, was presented to a meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently.
Megasystems, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that Seamatic II engine monitoring and control systems will be an integral part of the conversion of four VLCC supertankers to diesel operation for Mobil Shipping and Transportation Co., now underway in
The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has authorized publication in the Federal Register of a notice that it is proposing a new policy permitting spare parts to be based ashore. The proposal also specifies a predetermined limit on the amount of constructiondifferential subsidy
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
The American Bureau of Shipping issued a Certificate of Approval to Turbine Components Corporation of Branford, Connecticut, on June 17, 1987. A.B.S. has surveyed T.C.C.'s facility and reviewed the process, specifications, and quality assurance